With our crazy lives, it's hard to find time to work on the thing that requires the most thought, love and time: writing. As a way to flex some creativity and devote some much needed energy to our projects, a writer's retreat was just the ticket.

This time, Portland was on the docket. And what a great city to write in!

The Ace Hotel in downtown Portland was just the spot to type up some pages, grab a Stumptown coffee, then break and take a stroll over to Voodoo Donuts to get some foul-named but heavenly tasting donuts.

Can't beat that! 

All photographs taken with the Canon AE-1, Kodak Ektar 100 film.